Galerie Turkmen

»  8. Akhal Teke Türkmen ak suw to:rba, animal trapping, tent decoration,

Ca. 1900. Size: 3 ft. 4 in. x 1 ft. 3 in.

Akhal Teke Türkmen ak suw to:rba

Full front view

Front close up detail of the Shemle pattern field

Back side close up


 »  Technical Description
Structure:  10 x 21 = 210 asymmetrical kpsi, open to the right, resulting in a width height ratio of 1:2. Horizontal warps viewed from the back, invisible single weft. All wool foundation and knots. No back. Top and bottom ends are folded over and sewn under.

Use:  Animal trapping, tent decoration.

Ornamentation:  Ak suw gül lattice. Top end has single minor giyak border. Main field has repeated diamond pattern border called khamtoz flanked on either side by ala ja stripes. Ak Su is a town in Chinese Turkestan, most likely from where the name originates.

Provenance:   Akhal Oasis, west of Ashkabat, east of the south Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan.

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